We focus our practice on employment-based immigration issues and have extensive experience in organizing and preparing high-volume visas and permanent residency applications. We assist clients in identifying and outlining strategies to facilitate the international transfer of their employees, providing help with temporary and permanent visas. We have been retained by companies all over the United States and abroad, advising them on visa processing, facilitating transfers outside the U.S., carrying out I-9 compliance, providing strategies for dealing with various Departments of Labor matters and complying with USCIS and Labor regulations to avoid employer sanctions and investigations.
Additionally, because of our many years of experience, we have been asked to serve as leaders in conversations about immigration. The firm has been invited to participate in various forums at the national level, including President Obama’s White House Roundtable Discussion on Immigration. We have spoken by invitation at conferences organized by some of the largest computer consulting associations in the U.S., including the National Association of Computer Consulting Businesses (NACCB), ITAA (Information Technology Association of America) and TANA Business Section (a national association of Indian-owned businesses in the U.S.). Managing Attorney Lakshmi Challa has served as Legislative Marshall for NACCB Lobby Day on Capitol Hill, in addition to meeting directly with congressional representatives on issues relating to immigration law and policy. Our firm has been invited to speak at both US and Indian universities (IITs) on immigration options for transfer to the U.S., as well as at the regional conference of National Association of Foreign Student Advisors.
We are happy to regularly contribute to a variety of publications relating to immigration strategy for business and individuals. In October 2014, Challa Law in conjunction with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce welcomed Virginia’s 7th Congressional District candidates Jack Trammell (D) and now Congressman Dave Brat (R) for a lively discussion on immigration issues at our Richmond office, exploring the concerns of increasing importance. Recently, Managing Attorney, Lakshmi Challa, made waves presenting in the first-ever SelectUSA India Roadshow held by the United States Department of Commerce. The Roadshow was held to promote U.S. foreign investment on October 13, 2015 through October 17, 2015 in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, India.
Among other recognitions, the Challa Law Group was selected as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine in the Immigration Law segment. Additionally, for the last nine years, Challa Law has been appointed by the Virginia Attorney General’s office as Special Immigration Counsel.
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